In a shocking twist of events, a 2015 Corvette Stingray has taken down the mighty Tesla Model S P85D. We say shocking because the Corvette is at a disadvantage in this battle.
The Corvette Stingray is bone-stock, making a solid 455-horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Normally, a Corvette Stingray would be quicker than most anything you’d encounter at your local stoplight, but it’s a tad different at the dragstrip.
The Tesla Model S P85D packs its instant torque punch with all-wheel-drive putting down 691-horsepower and a colossal 687 pound-feet or torque. Normally, the Tesla would leave the Corvette in its rearview, but that’s not the case here.
It looks as if the Corvette gets the jump off the line, and we’re not sure if we’re looking at a Stingray with the 8-speed automatic or 7-speed manual, but some superb shifting happens to hold the Tesla off in the quarter mile.
The C7 Corvette clocks in at 11.67 seconds, while the Tesla begins creeping up and crossing the line at 11.79 seconds. Well done ‘Vette driver.
Check out the race in the video down below.